Classical Weekdays

Monday through Friday, 6 am to 6 pm

WRTI brings you the best recordings of works from the vast world of classical music every weekday from 6 am to 6 pm. Chamber music, symphonies, choral works, violin concertos, piano sonatas, and more...engagingly presented with insight and a smile by our knowledgeable hosts.

Playlists are at the bottom of this page.

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June 07, 2013

6:06 AM
Swedish Rhapsody No. 2 Op 24
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Composer : Hugo Alfven
Catalog : 395 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Stockholm Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Bis
6:17 AM
THE TROJANS: Royal Hunt & Storm
Artist : San Diego Women’s Chorus
Album :
Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 5003 CD
Conductor : Yoav Talmi
Orchestra : San Diego Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naive
6:29 AM
Grand Canyon Suite: Cloudburst
Artist :
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Composer : Ferde Grofe
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Conductor : Howard Hanson
Orchestra : Eastman-Rochester Sym. Orch.
Label : Mercury
6:39 AM
Symphony in E Op 18
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 553367 CD
Conductor : Hanspeter Gmur
Orchestra : Failoni Cham. Orch. Budapest
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Sinfonia in G
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 3171 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : Analekta
7:14 AM
Untitled March
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 3102 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : New Sousa Band
Label : Delos
7:19 AM
Slavonic Dance No. 4 in F Op 46
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 464601 CD
Conductor : Ivan Fischer
Orchestra : Budapest Festival Orchestra
Label : Philips
7:27 AM
BARTERED BRIDE: Dances
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 36716 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:41 AM
Knight Templar Overture
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Composer : Otto Nicolai
Catalog : 91079 CD
Conductor : Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Orchestra : Bamberg Symphony
Label : Vrgn Clscs
7:51 AM
Prelude and Fugue No. 10 in c-Sharp Op 87
Artist : Olli Mustonen, piano
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 61446 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
8:06 AM
Academic Festival Overture Op 80
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 37778 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:18 AM
Creatures of Prometheus Overture Op 43
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 148 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Pentatone
8:26 AM
In a Summer Garden
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 82849 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:39 AM
Three Norwegian Dances
Artist : Marianne Thorsen, violin
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Composer : Johan Halvorsen
Catalog : 10614 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Bergen Philharmonic
Label : Chandos
8:51 AM
Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming
Artist :
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Composer : Stephen Foster
Catalog : 559124 CD
Orchestra : Chestnut Brass Company
Label : Naxos
9:06 AM
Terpsichore: Suite of French Dances
Artist : Robert Mealy, violin
Album :
Composer : Michael Praetorius
Catalog : 1304 CD
Orchestra : Parthenia Consort of Viols
Label : MSR
9:18 AM
Concertone for 2 violins in C
Artist : Cho-Liang Lin, violin
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 47693 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:47 AM
LE VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE: Overture
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 5303 CD
Conductor : Michel Swierczewski
Orchestra : Gulbenkian Foundation Orch.
Label : Nimbus
10:00 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 5 in C
Artist : Enrico Gatti, violin
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Composer : Giuseppe Tartini
Catalog : 2908606 CD
Conductor : Chiara Banchini
Orchestra : Ensemble 415
Label : Harm Mundi
10:12 AM
Brazilian Impressions
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 8802048 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Newton
10:33 AM
Piano Concerto in a Op 16
Artist : Olli Mustonen, piano
Album :
Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 444518 CD
Conductor : Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra : San Francisco Symphony
Label : London/Dec
11:05 AM
Concerto for Clarinet and sm. orchestra in B-Flat
Artist : Jorg Fadle, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Saverio Mercadante
Catalog : 1626 CD
Conductor : Jiri Starek
Orchestra : RIAS-Sinfonietta Berlin
Label : KOCH Intl.
11:21 AM
Symphony No. 2 in D Op 36
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 429036 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
12:06 PM
Capriccio Italien Op 45
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 42248 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
12:24 PM
Symphony No. 4 in A Op 90
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 37760 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
12:53 PM
Fountains of Rome
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 47316 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:10 PM
Symphony Urbs Roma in F
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 790 CD
Conductor : Jean Jacques Kantorow
Orchestra : Tapiola Sinfonietta
Label : Bis
2:00 PM
PETER GRIMES: Four Sea Interludes Op 33
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Composer : Benjamin Britten
Catalog : 2 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
2:17 PM
Symphony No. 7 in d Op 70
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 4780115 CD
Conductor : Witold Rowicki
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
3:00 PM
Cello Concerto in a Op 129
Artist : Mischa Maisky, cello
Album :
Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 469524 CD
Orchestra : Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:25 PM
6 Variations on an Original Theme in F Op 34
Artist : Olli Mustonen, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 436834 CD
Label : London/Dec
3:39 PM
Don Quichotte Suite
Artist :
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 1006 CD
Conductor : Leonard Friedman
Orchestra : Camerata of St. Andrew
Label : Omega
4:06 PM
Violin Concerto No. 2 in D
Artist : Giuliano Carmignola, violin
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4777371 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Orchestra Mozart
Label : D. Gramphn
4:25 PM
DER CORREGIDOR
Artist :
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Composer : Hugo Wolf
Catalog : 45416 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Erato
4:35 PM
Chopiniana Suite Op 46
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 555048 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Ziva
Orchestra : Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:06 PM
Cinderella Phantasy - A Phantasy
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Composer : Eric Coates
Catalog : 2070 CD
Conductor : John Wilson
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Avie
5:24 PM
The Typewriter
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Composer : Leroy Anderson
Catalog : 264 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Rochester Pops
Label : Pro Arte
5:28 PM
Movie Medley (Sand Pebbles; Chinatown;
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Composer : Jerry Goldsmith
Catalog : 80433 CD
Conductor : Jerry Goldsmith
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:48 PM
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Artist : Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Album :
Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 51333 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony

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Antique bows were often made with a small piece of ivory that clamps the bow hairs onto the wood.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon April 7, 2014 7:29 pm

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 Synopsis

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Peter Macdiarmid Getty Images

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